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Unread 04-18-2002, 04:34 PM   #1
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Post How do I tell????????????

A woman up the road has a 80,81,82 Jeep,
looking to buy it...but unsure of what it actually is a Tan colour it has Laredo wrote on the hood, and has an inline 6 for a motor,
How do i tell if its a cj8, cj7, or cj7a...etc....?????

also...If someone can tell me the ring and pinion of those years...or whatever year this jeep is....

interesting in buying it.

97 TJ Sahara 4.0, Old man emu 2" lift 1/4 coil spacers, 2 " body, 33 M/T KM's., quick disconnects, throttle body spacer, K % N filter,
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Unread 04-18-2002, 05:17 PM   #2
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the cj7 has a extended bed area behind the seat. about 6-8 inches longer than a cj5. cj5 has no room behind the seat. and a cj8 looks like a truck. good enough?
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Unread 04-19-2002, 10:57 AM   #3
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CJ-5 has a door opening that looks like the opening of a rear door on a Cherokee. The CJ-7 has a 10" longer wheelbase, and has a full-cut door opening, no more space behind the rear seat than a CJ-5, just 10" more leg room from the rear seat to the front seat. The CJ-8 has a Pickup-looking bed area, many times with a "half-hard-top" that covers the front 2 seats, open in the whole back.

Just get the VIN number and check it with a manual, to be sure of all the specs. Good Luck!
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